Knockanure Notes — 16th April, 2017

WELCOME to all our visitors, hope all will have an enjoyable and safe holiday.
HOLY Week ceremonies were well attended, great to see the choir back again, thanks to Fr. Kevin and Fr. Brendan and all the helpers. Wonderful to see so many volunteers.
LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for Thursday 13th April ended with no winner of the €2700 jackpot. Numbers drawn on the night were 6, 18, 19, 32. Lucky dip winners of €25 each included:
1. Nicholas Mulvihill, c/o Speedys Bar; 2. Agatha Barrett, Athea,; 3. Noelle Devlin, Glin; 4. Nora Moore, Kilmorna; 5. Breda & Margaret Tidy Towns Listowel. Next draw to be held on Friday 21st April with jackpot to be €2800.
FIBROMYALGIA SUFFERS Chatroom on Wednesday 19th April at 8pm, Sharp in St. Patrick’s Hall. All are welcome! Guest speaker: Founder of the support group of Fibromyalgia in Kerry, Josephine Herns.
ARD CHÚRAM DAY CENTRE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS will commence a fourth day service on Tuesday May 9th at its Centre in Greenville Listowel. For further information contact Margaret Payne at (068) 22986 on any Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.
LISTOWEL LIBRARY Spring into story time at Listowel Library, Story Time Session for Children Age 1-6 Thursday April 20th at 3pm. To celebrate Poetry Ireland Day on Thursday April 27th the Library will hold an ‘Open Mic’ Evening from 6.30pm -7.30 pm. Come along and read your own work, or Simply relax, listen and enjoy the atmosphere. Free Event. All Welcome.
DEATH: Aidan Cummins passed away after an incident at Carrig-on-Bannow, Co Wexford on Saturday morning 8th April 2017. Aidan Cummins, 53, Aidan survived by his wife Joan and children Cathal, 14, Ciara, 12, and Cian, 10 and brothers Richard, Liam, John (in Moyvane), Martin, Chris, Bernie and Ray.
DEATH of Hannah Stack (née Dillon), The Cross, Duagh, on April 10th, 2017 in her 96th year predeceased by her husband Michael, daughter Margaret and son Gerard. Sadly missed by her son Tom, Trim, her daughter Bernie Tubridy, Doonbeg, son-in-law John Tubridy, grandsons Damien, Ian, Ronan, granddaughters Lorraine and Allie, nieces and nephews. RECENT Deaths; Paul Culhane and Peg Divine, (nee Kearney) of Moyvane.
ANNIVERSARIES: Tade Collins, Tom Walsh, Joan O’Connor, Chris O’Connor, Davie Dillon, Josie O’Sullivan, Patsy Flynn, Maighread McGrath, Paddy Flavin, Sean Ahern, Richard Stack, Kathleen Reidy, John Kennelly, Madge Heaney, Dan Keane, Mary Murphy, Nell Heffernan, Kathleen O’Sullivan, Jimmy Crowley, Peggy O’Connor, Sheila Furlong, Sean Collins, Sr. Eileen Scanlon,
Mass; Moyvane–Wed 19th 7.30pm Tom Moore, (Months Mind); Fri 21st 7.30pm Michael Greaney; Sat 22nd 7.30pm Richard Stack; Sun 23rd 11.00am Aidan Cummins, (Rec Dec).
Knockanure–Masses Thurs 20th 7.30pm for Laurence Collins (Anni), his wife Ellen & son Maurice Lisaniskea; Sun 23rd 10.00am Betty Lynch (nee Finucane), (Rec Dec).
LITURGY: On Tuesday, April 25th every parish in Limerick diocese has been asked to host a lay led liturgy.
DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS: at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Sunday next, April 23rd, from 3.00pm. to 4.00pm. Confessions will begin at 2.30pm. Abbeyfeale Church beginning with the rosary at 2.30pm on Divine Mercy Sunday.
MERCY: We celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday on Sunday April 23rd. Mercy Novena began on Good Friday and will end on Mercy Sunday, April 23rd.
ACCORD Open Night on Thursday 20th April at 8 p.m. In John Paul II Pastoral Centre Killarney Please make contact beforehand 064 6632644.
RAMBLING House Seanchai; on the last Thursday of every month, next session of Listowel Rambling House will take place on Thursday April 27th from 9.15 pm.
JIM LYONS’S RAMBLING HOUSE: Held on the third Tuesday of the month in Knockaloucca.
DRAMA: Athea Children’s Drama, Will perform their Easter Show, Annie and The Nursery Rhyme Land on Thursday, April 20th in the Colbert Hall at 7.30pm.
LARTIGUE MONORAIL Special Easter Weekend of The Lartigue Monorail and Museum will operate on this Easter Sunday (April 16th) from 2pm to 4pm. From May 1st throughout the Summer, the Lartigue will operate every afternoon from 1pm to 4.30pm.
KERRY COUNTY COUNCIL organised an official opening of the 1916 Centenary Garden in the Town Park, Listowel at 11.00am on Monday 17th April 2017.
HOLIDAY: The St. Vincent de Paul society are organising a one week stay in Ballybunion from June 15th to 23rd this year. For more details on this please contact 087-6216255.
PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA: 10th to 17th May. Led by Bishop Ray Browne, details from Maureen Harty 066 7131328.
SIEGE of Jadoville 1961 will be shown at Seanchai on 29th April 2017, activities will begin with gathering at Emmets Pitch at 3.15pm. Listowel Military Tattoo 2017 will take place from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th April. Events include: Screening of ‘The Siege of Jadotville’ at the Seanchaí Centre Lecture by Leo Quinlan at the Seanchaí Centre. Battle re-enactments in The Square. Vietnam War Exhibition at the Seanchaí Centre. Hanger Dance in the Listowel Arms Hotel. Living History Displays, Spitfire Display
LEGION OF MARY will meet this Wednesday at 8pm in the in the Parish Meeting Room. New members always welcome.
LIFE in the Spirit Seminar; Church of The Immaculate Conception, Rathass, Tralee for 7 sessions commencing on Wednesday April 19th at 7.30pm. Speakers include: Thady O’Connor, Fr. John Keane, Fr. Francis Nolan, George McAuliffe, Fr. John Walsh, John Delaney and Fr. Pat Moore.
PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND IN 2018. Listowel Parish Council is planning a Parish Pilgrimage to Poland in 018. There is nothing arranged as yet but If you are interested, please leave your name and telephone number at the Parish Office 068-21188. Based on the interest, an information evening will take place shortly, and more concrete details can be arranged.
ARDFERT Retreat Centre: Self Care Day: Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness. Saturday, 22nd April 2017 from 9.45am to 4.00pm. Contact Betty Garnett at 087249806.
TOASTMASTER IN LISTOWEL: The next meeting will be held in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday, April 20 from 8 -10pm. Further information from Gerard Mannix on 087 2193670. NCW. Next meeting Wednesday, April 19 in the Desmond Complex NCW. Further information 087 7972855.
BOOK LAUNCH IN KNOCK You’re invited to a book launch in Knock Shrine bookshop on Saturday 22nd April at 2.30pm: “The Lamb Will Conquer: Reflections on the Knock Apparition” by Fr Nigel Woollen (curate of Knock), launched by Most Rev. Fintan Monahan, Bishop of Killaloe. Book also available (€10) on Knock Shrine and Veritas websites.
IRISH RED CROSS. There was will an afternoon tea party on Sunday 7th May in the Grand hotel in Tralee from 3pm to 5pm, light finger food provided and music. Tickets are €5. Booking is essential. Bookings can be made on 087 708 8395.
MS IRELAND SOUTH KERRY BRANCH will be hosting a “Coffee morning not to be missed” at the Killarney Royal Hotel, Saturday April 22nd from 9.30am to 12.00pm. all welcome.
GLIN NEWS: another break-in to a car parked at the end of the path on the N69 to Tarbert. Please be careful if you park your car here to take a walk.
Glin Development welcome Irish Heart Foundation’s Mobile Heart Unit to attend Glin on Friday 21st April from 10am – 4pm. On the day there will be two nurses available on the mobile health unit.
PILGRIMAGE: Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration will travel to Knock on Sunday, April 30. Bus leaves Abbeyfeale church at 7.30am. Contact 087/7758503 or 087/6542685. ST JOHN’S: Thu 20th, THE RISE AND RISE OF THE HEALY RAES
A new play by Ray O Sullivan. Directed by Aidan O Connor, the play is a hilarious and sometimes poignant story of bachelor brothers Densey and Pj Doona who appear time locked in a life of loneliness and celibacy in their small family farm in Kerry. But foreign women, love, elections and politics combine to change their lives with the well oiled Healy Rae machine at the centre of the miraculous transformation. Presented by Killarney Theatre Co.
Fri 21st THE HUNTER IN CONCERT. An up and coming band from Sligo featuring Teresa Galvin – vocals and guitar, Stephanie Pawula- vocals and percussion and Fionnuala Kennedy- vocals and double bass. Their first album The Bet released this April features folk, blues, traditional music and afrobrazilian influences.
Sat 22nd DANNY O MAHONEY AND LIZ KANE.The best of traditional with the all Ireland champion box player from Ballyduff and Connemara fiddle virtuoso, Liz Kane.
Mon 24th, Tues 25thA HOLY SHOW, A play written by Katelyn Barry, directed by Chris Fitzgerald and presented by St John’s Youth Theatre.
LIVING IN RECOVERY – a talk on recovery from addiction will take place in the Tarbert Community Centre on Monday 24th April at 8.30pm. Speakers will include Oisin Mc Conville ( Armagh ), David and Lucy Brown U.S.A. The evening will be facilitated by Paddy Creedon. The talk is in memory of Tom Donovan R.I.P. and supported by the Thomas Lyndon Foundation. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served afterwards. Everybody is welcome. MARY IMMACULATE COLLEGE, LIMERICK:
Undergraduate programme Taster Sessions Friday 28th April, 11.00am -1.00pm, TARA Building, MIC Campus, Limerick. The event will provide you with a great opportunity to attend a taster lecture, tour the campus and to get a flavour of college life here at MIC. Attendance is by registration only. Spaces are limited and available only on a first-come first-served basis. For further details
and to register please contact [email protected] Tel: 061 774775.
FLEADH BY THE FEALE: This year Abbeyfeale will celebrate the twenty-third Fleadh by the Feale traditional music festival, which takes place on the May Bank Holiday Weekend from Thursday, April 27 – Monday, May 1. this year’s “Celebrity Concert”, fiddle player “Frankie Gavin & De Dannan”. It will take place on Sunday, April 30 commencing at 8 pm in ColáisteÍdeagusIosef, support will be provided by the talented music students attending the College. Tickets will be on sale from Slice of Life 068-32655, Abbey Tiles 068-31661 and Celine McNally 087-7697672.
MOYVANE BADMINTON CLUB: Scott Evans Ireland’s No. 1 Men’s singles player will visit Moyvane Club for an evening of coaching and badminton exhibition in the Community Centre on Fri May 12th.
Tickets available from Mike Corridan on 087/4175063. Further info from Margaret 087/2605311.
VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH CLASSES: Volunteers are wanted for Conversational English Classes in Newcastle West. The classes will take place over 10 weeks on Wednesday evenings at the Community Centre Newcastle West, beginning April 19. If you are interested, please contact Stefanie at West Limerick Resources on 069 62222 or [email protected]
COMMUNITY NATTERS: West Limerick Resources are now producing a monthly community newsletter entitled ‘Community Natters’. With this newsletter, we hope to reach out to the many community groups in our area and communicate some useful hints and information as well as highlighting some new and interesting projects happening around us. As always, we are hoping to engage with as many voluntary organisations as possible, so please feel free to get in touch with any member of the team at West Limerick Resources if you have any events/projects currently happening in your community. Please let us know by emailing us at [email protected] or [email protected]. To subscribe to the monthly newsletter, please log onto our website and enter your email address in the subscription box.
THOUGHT: Some people want to see God with their eyes as they see a cow, and to love Him as they love a cow – for the milk and cheese and profit it brings them. This is how it is with people who love God for the sake of outward wealth or inward comfort. They do not rightly love God, when they love Him for their own advantage. –Meister Eckhart.
Hate doesn’t always show up as hate in one’s heart. It begins as a seemingly cuddly little cub known as offense, which tells him or her how great he is and that the entire world hates him. As the cub is allowed to grow, it turns into an untameable beast known as hate which turns on everyone, including the keeper who coddled it and fed it. Be wary of what you entertain within your soul. — Michael A Lee.
FR. PAT MOORE WRITES: I have been invisible and silent for a couple of weeks and here’s the reason, I’ve been in hospital. On Wednesday March 8th 2017 , I was for my three monthly check up with the surgeon in Cork, it went very well, my bloods were excellent (I regard those as the Nasdaq or Dow jones index!). Had been feeling a cold rising in me but then I had been lucky enough to avoid any infection in two and a half years. It was the following Monday before l got to the doctor but an antibiotic didn’t seem to touch it so I was admitted to Tralee hospital on Wednesday evening. That was the start of our St. Patrick’s Bank Holiday weekend so it was Monday before the team removed a large quantity of fluid that had built up in the lung. I had found it increasingly difficult to breathe and was using oxygen a lot. As a result I spent a week in the ICU unit, time I really needed there, not realising how weakened I had become. Then I had a week out in the hospital ward and I found this most challenging of all as I had to rebuild my confidence in myself to do the most basic things from eating to walking to washing. My Cork oncology team are fully on board and a detailed examination of the fluid suggests the presence of a small growth similar to before. This is and will be treated by Chemotherapy as before and can be successfully dealt with as I’ve had a fulsome response to chemotherapy twice beforehand. I came home from hospital yesterday and am already in the benefit of a great nights sleep in the Spring Air. I am in great form and in great care with family and Debbie, Kathleen and Ann. It’s building up time and where better but home. Having totally cut off from phones, emails and all forms on outside communication I know there is a lot of messages of support and prayer that I’m not in a position to acknowledge but can I do so now and thank you for the felt support and concern.
Was it Churchill said, “rumours of my demise have been grossly exaggerated!”? In summary, I had my weeks in hospital, challenging but worthwhile in that it highlights something that will need attention and a plan is in place when the time is right.
Right now I find talking and meeting people most tiring so I’m going private and quiet for a while. “ Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Wednesday, June 26, 1895; Page: 4
UNVEILING OF A STATUE OF THE SACRED HEART AT LISTOWEL WORKHOUSE CHAPEL. INTERESTING CEREMONY. On Friday, the Feast of the Sacred Heart, an interesting, and at the same time an impressive and devotional ceremony took place in the chapel connected with the Listowel Workhouse. The ceremony, which was witnessed by a large number of inmates, consisted in the unveiling of a statue of the Sacred Heart, the gift of the Sisters of Mercy connected with the Workhouse. The statute, which is almost life size, is of symmetrical proportions, finely shaped, nicely painted and beautifully finished. It is been placed in a permanent position at the Epistle side of the Altar, opposite at statue of the Blessed Virgin. The position chosen is admirable, and well calculated to attract the attention which a closer inspection of the figure sustains. To the Sisters of Mercy, who have presented the statute, a word of praise is due. Since their introduction into the house about 10 years marvellous improvements have resulted, tending to afford religious consolation to the poor inmates, as well as temporal comfort and strength to bear their unenviable lot. In the hospital their presence has made itself felt. The afflicted who have undergone treatment in that portion of the house have been tended and cared with that solicitude which has made the presence of the nuns of the Mercy Order so peculiarly welcome in the sick chamber. Thoughtful kindness regarding those placed under their charge, a deep and sincere interest in their wants whether of a spiritual or of a loving nature. A disposition to go far to gratify the slightest wish of a patient calculated to secure his peace of mind, and a desire to soothe the miseries of the wretched borne down with physical suffering and mental anxieties; all these qualities have characterised the members of the mercy order in general, and are particularly applicable to the sisters tending the sick in the Listowel workhouse. Cases of sickness of every conceivable description have been treated in the hospital under the direction of the medical officer, assisted by the gentle nuns who shrink from no danger in the discharge of their noble and arduous duties. The cleanliness of the hospital and its efficient management have been raised to a high standard by the exertions of the nuns. Every apartment under their control is scrupulously clean. While strictly discharging the duties connected with the treatment of patients corporally, the sisters have not neglected to attend to their wants spiritually. Their own lives have been before the patients as object lessons of love, patience and charity, which are highly calculated to refine their language!, and to elevate and ennoble their thoughts. The little chapel in the house which required considerable improvements was speedily transformed into a pretty Temple on the introduction of the nuns. The altar was improved, and seats placed in the aisle. Scarcely any portion of the workhouse has escaped their chastening influence. It has been said of Sir Christopher Wren that he could see his own monument by looking round at his own work. So it is with the Sisters of Mercy in the Listowel Workhouse. In the diligent discharge of their onerous duties, in the soothed afflictions for the wretched, in the improvements which have been mentioned as having taken place in the chapel, as well as in the introduction of some statues and the adornment and embellishment of the temple generally, and in the consolation which their presence has afforded to the poor, the work of the nuns is visible, and their monument at the same time as plainly discernable. On Friday morning Mass was celebrated in the chapel by the Rev. Father Brick, and it was followed by benediction, in the course of which the statue was unveiled.
Father Brick having performed the ceremony, in the course of an earnest and impressive sermon on the boundless love of the Sacred Heart for man, expressed his delight at the action of the nuns in adding to the other statues the splendid one he had unveiled. He paid a warm and well-merited tribute to the sisters for the energy and self-sacrifice which they always displayed in the discharge of their duties to God and man. Solemn Benediction concluded the ceremonies. FLEADH ENNIS 2017
Lúnasa 20th Anniversary celebration with special guests Ralph McTell, and the Máirtín O’Connor Trio. Instrumental supergroup Lúnasa brings state-of-the-art infectious Irish music, the Máirtín O’Connor Trio will have your feet lepping while gifted singer-songwriter Ralph McTell will take us on a magical music journey – From Clare to Here comes home! On 17th August 8pm Shannon Aerodome Ennis. The Speks
19th August 12pm Shannon Aerodome Ennis.
Adults and kids will be jumping in their seats with this lively show of nursery rhymes and sing-along songs set to acoustic Irish music! Their hand-clapping, toe-tapping, hearty-laughing show is all about life on Glasses Island – a magical island off the coast of Co. Clare where everybody wears glasses. The Speks have won a Parents’ Choice music award in the US where their music has been described as “Riverdance for kids” and they encourage everyone to sing, scream, clap and dance along during their performance. Egypt

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